Maruti Suzuki working on replacement of 800 and Alto: Shino Nakanishi.

Maruti SuzukiMaruti Suzuki is currently working on a replacement of best-selling car models Maruti 800 and the Alto to bring in a more fashionable and fuel-efficient model that is expected to arrive by 2014.

MD of Maruti Suzuki Shino Nakanishi said that “Someday we have to change. The two models have been in India for a long, long time. The replacement model in under development.”

He added that “The new model will have a more contemporary shape, although it will also sport an 800cc engine. And Maruti and Suzuki engineers will try to ensure high fuel efficiency.”

The model change is expected to cost Maruti Suzuki over Rs 550 crore, the sources said.

The fresh model will be aimed mostly at the domestic market and finally will be introduced in the non-EU regions like Latin America, North Africa and Asian countries.

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